Can I let you all in on a little secret? I HATE homeschooling. When most of you close your eyes and imagine homeschooling I’m sure you picture mom and kids all working together learning, doing hands on projects, smiling and enjoying each other’s company.
What it’s really like? Fighting them to get started in the morning, saying 1 billion times “no we can’t skip today”. Then them trying to weasel their way out of every assignment, trying to negotiate what they do and don’t have to do. A million pee breaks, a million snack breaks. Being asked a million times when they can be done. All the while trying to maintain some semblance of the little sanity I was trying to holding on to.
Today wasn’t really THAT bad, and little one did amazing. She was done by 11am and listened to SkippyJon Jones books with corresponding audio for hours while she played. Big one did well. Until French – we couldn’t get Rosetta Stone working properly and he had a major meltdown. But we got through it and I would call day 1 a success even with the bumps.
I should say I don’t HATE homeschooling, it’s just not easy. And when you are already close to the end of your rope it’s even harder. But today is just day 1. We have 174 more days to make it easier. And with hubby home everyday he’s helping, we are splitting the duties and that’s so much help for me. I appreciate it so much. Without him the past year I would have fallen apart.
So babe, when you finally read this, because I know you are behind, I love you, appreciate everything you have done and continue to do to keep this family together. xoxo.